Video lecture: cholesterol-lowering agents mechanisms of action

The following video lecture is an overview on lipid-lowering agents, the objectives of the talk are:

  • Become aware of the NCEP ATP III guidelines for cholesterol management.
  • Discuss the mechanisms of action of the 5 classes of lipid-lowering agents.
  • Indentify medications that belong in each class of lipid-lowering agents.

Lecture outline:

Inhibitors of cholesterol synthesis: statins (check an animation on their mechanism of action).

Inhibitors of bile acid absorption.

Cholesterol absorption inhibitors.


Niacin (vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid)

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